Sunday, December 29, 2013


Hello.  The month of December was crazy for me.   I had to be at work at 5am.   Most nights I don't get to bed until 11pm.  My daughter came home at Thanksgiving and left today.  She bought her two tiny dogs with her.  Then the toilet overflowed in her bathroom, we had to tear up the carpet in 2 bedrooms.  Hope to arrange for new carpet soon.  Also I had 42 for dinner on Christmas Eve.  So i apologize for not visiting your blogs for the last few weeks.  I hope to get back on track soon.  We have inventory on the 9th and 10th, which involves a few more overnight shifts.  Then i can relax.
Here are the goody bags I gave to my co-workers for the holidays.  I got these yummy Eos Lip balms at Costco.  The box is from Sweet treats.  The bird is from Jolly Holidays. The sentiment and sentiment dies are from MCT

Elfin sitting in the flooded area

DL/Art-Thankful Thursday Challenge 123 Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013


This year I decided to personalize the money holders I am making for my nieces and nephews.  Here is the girly version.  I used My Creative time dies for all of the cuts except the striped label which is Spellbinders.  The stamps are also MY CREATIVE TIME.  The papers are DCWV.
I used the MCT Stitched Giftcard Holder for the larger ones.  The smaller one are the Stitched Tri-fold Card.  I folded a piece back to form a little money pouch





DL.Art-Thankful Thursday Christmas Challenge
CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS-Christmas Linky Party

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

50 Shades of Holiday Cards

Finally my holiday cards are finished.  Each one is different.  I didn't want to buy any new paper.  (well one pad)  It seems like I should be able to craft for a year without buying anything.  I started off with a Sizzix Framelets Flip-it die.  It comes with 11 pieces.  Everything you need to complete a card.  The embellishments are from Joys of the Season and Jolly Holidays. I love the Fantabulous cricut Challenges and look forward to them every week.  Last week my card made top 5.  So excited.  This weeks challenge is to make a Holiday card.  CLICK HERE to join in the fun.  I am also linking up to DL. Art Thankful Thursday December Linky Party

Joys of the Season

Jolly Holidays

Joys of the Season

opened up

Die:Sizzix. Sentiment die-Spellbinders
Cricut:Joys of the Season and Jolly Holidays
Sentiment:My creative Time

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Elf On a Shelf

My friend Diana at DL. Art is having an ELF ON A SHELF LINKY PARTY.  I found this adorable elf at The Paris Flea Market in Livermore.  It is a warehouse sale that is open 4 days a month.  They sell re-purposed furniture and home decor.  I had just read about this on Diana's blog.  What a find.  Today he is hanging out with my poodle collection.Stay tuned to findout our next outing.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Black and White Holiday Card

Hello.  I finally spent some time in my craft room.  I have almost finished my holiday cards.  Hope to post soon.  FCCB is having a "Beyond Red and Green " challenge.  I had a large scrap of this paper.  It didn;t have the name on it.  Then I cut the reindeer from Joys of the Season.  The die is Spellbinders.  The black and the white glitter paper is Core'dinations.  The silver is DCWV.  The snowflake is K&Company.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Hello, it has been a while since I posted.  Work has been crazy.  I worked from 7:30 thanksgiving until 530 am Black Friday.  Then its 5 a most days.  A co-worker asked me to make a graduation card for her daughter with a zombie on it.  I had a hard time finding a zombie girl.  I gave up with a cricut cut and found this cute digital SPESCH STAMPS.  I used Prisma color pencils.  The die and sentiment are from My Creative Time. The inside sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays.  The solid papers are Core'dinations, the rest is DCWV.  The brad is K&Company.

Friday, November 22, 2013


My dad turned 84 today.  He still runs everyday and has many creative hobbies.  I planned on making this last night, but I slipped in the bathroom, leaving me with sore arm.  So I had to rush and make it in 20 minutes.  I love the sketch challenge at MY CRAFT SPOT  I used the DCWV Birthday pad.  The die for the tag is My Creative Time.  There is a note on the tag to go to lunch at his favorite restuarant.  I am also entering this into DL. Art Thankful Thursday November Linky Party

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Good Morning.  I took a little break from making holiday cards to make a birthday card fro my BFF.  I was originally make this for a button challenge.  Then I realized I didn't have a cricut cut on it.
The stamps are Stamps of Life "TV2Stamp"  I am linking up to DL. Art-Thankful Thursday November Linky Party
Papers-Solid papers-DCWV;TV  and striped paper -My Minds eye
Stamps-Stamps of life
Dies-Spellbinders; hat My Creagtive time
Buttons and ribbon from miscelaneous bin

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Hello,  I can;t believe how long it has been since my last post.  Work is very busy.  Also, my son Robert, is involved in a Boys Team Charity.  We had a sorting and packing event at our home for Operation Christmas Child.
Here is a White on white card I made for a few challenges.  The house is from Joys of the Season.  The shaped card is from Birthday Bash
Paper:base-Core'dinations; mat-Paper Source, the rest is scraps
Cricut:Joys of the Season; Birthday Bash, Cuttlebug with Snowflake folder
Sentiment:Die and Stamp-My Creative Time
Glitter-Martha Stewart
Perfect Pearls
Snowflake-table scatter from World Market
Button from my stash
Webbing Tall Mouse
FCCB-Button and Ribbon
BBTB2-White on White Christmas
DL,Art-Thankful Thursday November Linky Party

Sunday, November 3, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I made some Thanksgiving lollipop treat holders for my co-workers.  I thought I would expand on them and use them as placemarkers on my Thanksgiving table.
Dies-MCT-All Around Holidays, Stitched Lollipop Holder, Vintage Stitched Label Die (name banner), Scalloped Circle Die,
Stamps-sentiment-MCT "All Around Holidays", letters-Just Simply Life
Cricut-Simply Charmed, cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Folder

MCT-Thanksgiving challenge
FCCB-Signs of Fall

Thursday, October 31, 2013


HAPPY HALLOWEEN.  I made these cute french fry boxes for halloween gifts.  The papers are K&Company.  The cut is from TBB&M2.  The witch is A Child;s Year. The sentiment die and stamp are from MCT.  There is a Trick or Trea Halloween challenge going on at BBTB2.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I made this cute little pumpkin treat box, using tags, bags, boxes and more.  I used my Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls to emboss.  Don't know the brand of googly eyes.  I need a lot of these for work.  So quick and easy
I am entering into a Googly Eye Challenge at Paper Playtime

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


WOW where does time go.  I can't believe it has been a week since I last posted.  Last week FCCB had a purple and black challenge.  I didn't finish my banner in time.  I am so happy that this weeks challenge is a  Home Decor Project- fall or Halloween. I cut the banner pieces and letters with Birthday Bash.'  The rossettes are from MCT.  The ghosts are left from last year (I think they are Paperdoll Dress-up) The cat is Happy Hauntings.

FCCB-Home Decor-fall or Halloween
DL. Art-Thankful Thursday October Linky Party

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I am so excited that Sizzix came out with Framelit Flip it Dies.  I love them, because they fit in my Cuttlebug and the come with all of the side panel and center dies.
I made this quick quick card for a pumpkin challenge at DL. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge 119-Pumpkin

The papers are all DCWV.  I love the Pumpkin Patch stack.  The stamps are My Creative Time

Fashionable goodbye card

I made this card for our dept to give to a co-worker who is leaving.  Our new clothing collection is burgundy and brown
Model-Forever young

Sunday, October 13, 2013


I made a Thanksgiving Banner for my fireplace, using Create a Critter for the leaves, Celebrate with Flourish for the turkey and pumpkin and Plantin Schoolbook for the letters. The banner piece and the center label is Spellbinders.  The plain papers are DCWV the patterned is Cloud Nine.  I used Divine Swirls to emboss the leaves.  The ribbon is Offray.
I am entering this into BBTB2 Leaves are Falling Challenge.  I am also linking up to DL.Art Thankful Thursday October Linky Party.  And to LITTLE SCRAP PIECES Fun Friday Linky Party.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


DIE CUTTING DIVAS is having a  Use Brown Challenge.  I recently got a DCWV matt pad called "Green Stack"  I used Give a Hoot cartridge for the owl.  The sentiment and die are from My Creative time.  The Ribbon is from Karen at Little Scrap pieces.  The center die is Spellbinders.  Karen is having a linky party Click Here for more information.
Also my freind Diana at DL. ART is having a Thankful Thursday October Linky Party

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Here is another birthday card.  FCCB is having a "Have your cake" challenge.  I used Once Upon a Princess for the cake.  Instead of cutting all of the little pieces, I used gems from my stash.  The yellow paper is K&Company, the rest is DCWVThe ticket die and sentiment is My Creative Time.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I have so many cards that I have made through the years.  But hardly any of them are birthday cards.  I recently got these Cuttlebug folders.  The bee is from Birthday Bash.  The white pearl paper is from Core'dinations, The base is K&Company, plaid is Recollections.  I used Peach Keen for the face. The sentiment is Scrappy Moms
I am entering this into a Sentiment Challenge at CRAFTIN' DESERT DIVAS

Thursday, October 3, 2013


For the last 5 days I have been sick with a fever and cold.  I made this card for a Sketch Challenge at DIE CUTTING DIVAS  I didn't realize that the image I cut from 3 Birds on Parade would be so huge.  I decided to use it any way.  I am also entering a Halloween Challenge at 2 CREATIVE CHICKS
Cricut-3 Birds
Papers:Solid-Colorbok; patterned-K&Company; glitter-DCWV
Perfect Pearls

Friday, September 27, 2013


Last weekend we celebrated my niece's 15th birthday.  I made her this cute money holder card musing My Creative Time Dies.  All of the paper is from DCWV.  I am loving the new 6"X6" pads.
I am linking this up to DL. ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Party

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


BBTB2 is having a "Cat or Dog-Which is your favorite?"  Challenge.  I have two dogs, but I like cats too. I love the Meow Cricut Lite cartridge.  This cut is adorable.  I made a shaped card using my Gypsy to weld two images together.  It even stands up.  I am also linking up to DL. ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Party

Papers:bronze-Paper Source>all other DCWV
Googlie eyes

Friday, September 20, 2013


I am thinking about thanksgiving favors for dinner at my house.  Probably will have to work on Black Friday. The die for this lollipop holder, leaf and circle dies and sentiment are from My Creative Time..  The turkey is from my old favorite "Celebrate with Flourish"  The ribbon is Little Scrap Pieces

CRAFTIN' DESERT DIVAS-Fall linky party
CARDZ TV-Fall Colors

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Whenever I ask my co-worker a "WHY" question she answers "Because they can"  So when I saw that FCCB is having a "ABC  123" Challenge I knew what kind of bday card to make.

Paper- glitter paper and black-DCWV,  plain papers  K&CO; polka dot-scrap
Cricut-Plantin Schoolbook
Dies for inside-My Creative Time

Monday, September 16, 2013


My daughter had bunion surgery today.  She is only 21 and has terrible problems with her feet.  She lives in Southern Claif we are in Northern.  I sent her a big care package along with this card.  I am linking up to LITTLE SCRAP PIECES  Anything Goes Fun Friday Linky Party and to DL. Art Thankful Thursday September Linky Party

Paper-I'not sure who the shoe paper is by, rest DCWV
Cricut-Dr CHeck-up
PKS face
shoes inside-MCT
Prisma Color pencils

Sunday, September 15, 2013


This week BBTB2 is having a Shaped Card or Layout Challenge.   Also, My Creative Time (MCT) is having a color challenge.  CLICK HERE for more info.This was hard for me.  I used the scarecrow from Celebrate with Flourish. I cut the scarecrow 3 times to make the outfit dfiferent colors. I ran the card base,which I fused on my gypsy, thru my cuttlebug. Then I added some leaves from a MCT die.  I added some straw and a PKS face.  The inside also has a MCT ticket die and sentiment.
I won't have my laptop back until the end of the month.  I have to share with my husband.


The winner of my blog candy is Nana from My Crafting Channel.  Please contact me with your shipping info.  katieoscreations at gmail dot com

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


My laptop crashed last night.  It had to be sent away.  So I probably won't be posting much.  Borrowing hubbies laptop is not that convenient.  I don't want to load pics on it.  But I hope to be able to comment on your posts.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Yesterday my parents celebrated their 57th anniversary.  I made this card with a Spellbinders die that I got on Clearance.  It is a fold and tuck die.  I noticed the sentiment is crooked.  Oh well, I already gave it to them.
All papers are DCWV.  The sentiment and sentiment die are from My Creative Time
I am linking up to DL. ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Party

Sunday, September 8, 2013


My daughter has a Chihuahua, called Taco.  When he comes to visit , he rules the house, including my Standard Poodle.  For Christmas I make all of the family pets treat bags.  Maybe this year I'll make the treats too.  BBTB2  is having a French Fry Box Challenge.  I got the box cut from TBB&M2 The dog is from Four Legged Friends.
Papers:box and banner-K&Company; All other DCWV
Banner die-MCT
Alpha Dog Stamp-CardzTV
Perfect Pearls
Label die_Spellbinders
not sure of brand of letter stamps, inherited them
Greenies Dog Bones

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I am loving the Sketch Challenge at DIE CUTTING DIVAS.  I used a Spellbinders die for the base.  The Lady bug is from "Just Because Cards."   The papers are DCWV, except for the Polka Dot which is Echo Park.  The ribbon is Recollections.  The stamp is The Stamps of Life. I am also linking up to DL ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY PARTY

Thursday, September 5, 2013


I finally took out "Teddy Bear Parade" a cart I have had for a while.  Good thing I did, my mom needed a card for a little girl.The base paper is Colorbok,  The rest is DCWV.  I am loving my new 6X6 The Glitter Basics Stack.  The sentiment die is Spellbinders, the stamp Scrappy Moms.
I am entering this into a challenge "Name That Tune at FCCB